Author: Tony

OWNE 2022-01 Jedburgh Jail now online

Jedburgh Jail April 2022 investigation video uploaded

“2022-01 Jedburgh Castle Jail Ghost Investigation” is a 24 minute long presentation compiled from footage taken by myself at Jedburgh Jail on the 9th April of this year as a guest of Chris and Annette Fox and (Deadzone Paranormal Adventures). There’s a quick history of the jail, investigation footage and audio clips from both the investigation on the 9th April and our previous investigation there in October 2021.

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Fake 'energy beam' created by long exposure

Our ‘anomalies explained’ page is back up

One of our previous website incarnations held a photographic reference collection named ‘Anomalies Explained’. This section held a number of examples of anomalous phenomena caught on camera that many claim to be paranormal… but in fact are simply the product of the environment or technology.

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Male block, 2021, looking toward the Gaoler's Block

Jedburgh Castle Jail, Male Block upper floor study

We undertook a baseline photographic recording of the upper floor of the Male Block. This prison block isn’t open to the general public on a day to day basis as the block has yet to be renovated, but access is allowed to investigators during fieldwork sessions.

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Happy New Year

Heading into 2021…

First of all, may I wish everyone reading this a somewhat belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at OWNE. Looking back at 2020, it brings to mind Robert Kennedy’s 1966 Cape Town speech…

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OWNE: Tony

The Nature of Evidence and Proof

You hear that term a lot when browsing the paranormal online community. Its a term that decries proof positive of the paranormal in many groups, but the issue arises over the nature of such evidence… and in fact, the nature of what ‘evidence’ is itself.

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OWNE: Tony

Talking or Spirit Boards

One of the most controversial ‘tools’ in the arsenal of many ghost investigation groups is the Ouija Board, the standard term used as a catchall for all spirit and talking boards. The idea of a talking board is pretty standard… you have a board with a set of numbers, letters and markers such as ‘yes’ and ‘no’, then everyone pops a hand on a glass or planchette resting on the board, and when you ask a spirit that’s present a question, the glass/planchette will move to the appropriate answers, or will spell those answers out.

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Jedburgh Jail at night, November 2019

Haunting Sites: Jedburgh Castle Old Jail

On the 12th November 2019 I was lucky enough to be one of the small group of guests invited by Chris and Annette Fox of Deadzone Paranormal Adventures to undertake a 24 hour paranormal investigation at Jedburgh Jail. Knowing that I just don’t have the stamina I used to (its age you know!) I went prepared – lots of coffee, food, energy drinks and a nice warm sleeping bag. While the idea was a noon til noon investigation, I knew that as soon as the cold seeped into my bones I’d need some shut eye.

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Woodhouses Bastle, 2011

Haunting Sites: Woodhouses Bastle, Northumberland

Woodhouses Bastle is a Grade II Listed Building near Harbottle in Northumberland (Ordnance Survey Grid reference NT 96582 00288). The bastle is likely 15th century in date, though the date stone (thought now to be a later insert) suggests AD 1602 (the beginning of the 17th century).

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